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The new Runecast Analyzer adds automated audits for the U.K.’s Cyber Essentials security standard plus a ServiceNow plugin. Get proactive best practice & security compliance analysis for VMware, AWS & Kubernetes.

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Rated 5 stars on Gartner's Capterra

“Best 3rd party software for your vSphere environments,”

IT and Services admin

“…troubleshooting took too long because we had to call VMware support center in many cases. Runecast Analyzer changed all that”

Director of Network Operations

“It’s like having a VMware technician 24/7 auditing your VMware environment, it's absolutely great!!!”

Senior Systems Engineer

In the Spotlight

Runecast - Cyber Essentials and ServiceNow

Great news! Runecast Analyzer (version 4.7.5.0) adds proactive audits and reporting for Cyber Essentials compliance in vSphere environments, plus new ServiceNow integration.

Runecast - Gartner Cool Vendor

Gartner named Runecast a 2020 Cool Vendor in its May report. The report states, “I&O leaders should watch these emerging vendors, which offer new approaches to deliver technology performance insights."

Runecast Analyzer - Kubernetes

The latest addition to Runecast Analyzer version 4.5 extends our current VMware and AWS best practices and security checks to a new area: Kubernetes (K8s) infrastructure.

Full Operational Transparency

Troubleshooting usually means reactively putting out fires.
With automated, proactive monitoring you see potential
fires before they erupt.

You’re only human, so you need a platform that audits your on-premises virtualization stack (vSphere, vSAN, NSX-V, NSX-T and Horizon), your public cloud resources running in AWS, your Kubernetes clusters wherever they run, and your VMware Cloud on AWS. Beyond this, there’s best practices analysis for SAP HANA on vSphere and also Pure Storage on vSphere.

Runecast Analyzer validates against VMware Knowledge Base (KB) articles, Best Practices, security hardening guidelines, security compliance standards/benchmarks, and other ‘sources of truth’. The HCL validation feature shows you any exposure to not only unsupported hardware, but also any unvalidated BIOS, drivers and firmware for what you have running right now. If you’re planning an upgrade, Runecast Analyzer can also validate your entire existing environment against an upstream version of ESXi, showing you where you might need to upgrade firmware, BIOS, and even replace physical hardware... See the state of your whole environment with a simple scan.

Runecast Analyzer - Issue Prevention

Security Compliance & Risk Mitigation

To get and stay ‘audit-ready’, all the time, with complex and continuously updated security compliance standards, you need proactive, automatic compliance checks.  

Made by Admins, specifically for the most security-conscious Admins, Runecast Analyzer is your tool for automated alignment with VMware security best practices (from the VMware Security Configuration Guide – previously VMware Hardening Guide) and common standards like CIS Benchmarks, NIST 800-53, PCI DSS, HIPAA, DISA STIG 6, GDPR, and BSI IT-Grundschutz, with additional standards added regularly to Runecast’s capabilities. All of this happens securely on-premises (even offline), no data needs to leave your site – ideal for government, healthcare, and banking/financial verticals.

  • Automated checks for compliance with VMware, AWS and Kubernetes security configuration guidelines and leading security standards (ISO 27001, CIS, NIST, PCI DSS, DISA STIG, HIPAA, BSI IT-Grundschutz, GDPR, and Cyber Essentials)
  • Secure, on-premises solution works offline, with no sensitive data sent offsite
  • Automated remediation with the Runecast vRO plug-in
Runecast Analyzer - Security Compliance

Operational Agility with Best Practices Alignment

Best Practices are called such for a reason, and downtime
incidents occur regularly by not following them.

Runecast Analyzer automates the auditing of VMware best practices alignment for vSphere, vSAN, NSX-V, NSX-T, and Horizon. Outside of the VMware stack, there’s also best practices analysis for SAP HANA on vSphere, Pure Storage on vSphere and also Kubernetes – all from a single dashboard. Our customers tell us regularly that there is no better way to get and maintain smooth control of their hybrid clouds.

  • Best Practices alignment for VMware, AWS, Kubernetes, as well as SAP HANA (on vSphere) and Pure Storage (on vSphere)
  • Time saved with issue prevention and improved availability
Runecast Analyzer - Best Practices

Freed-up Team Resources & Reduced Costs

The raging torrent of logs generated by vSphere means that trying to track down the causes of issues is tricky if you're manually parsing.
You need a way to find the signal through the noise.

By reducing repetitive manual tasks of your team members, your team can manage more infrastructure per head, reducing what many (unfortunately) consider to be ‘standard’ data center costs. Runecast Analyzer’s automated issue recognition goes beyond ESXi monitoring software to scan your vSphere logs, revealing issues and steps to resolve them. It parses logs to provide real-time, actionable log insights and fit-gap analysis reports. This helps to reduce stress on operations teams, allowing them to reclaim their evenings and weekends.

  • Frees up the budget for proactive team innovations and business growth
  • Customer case studies show very short time to value and often immediate ROI
  • Like having a new highly qualified team member monitoring the environment 24/7/365
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Painless Upgrade Planning with vSphere HCL Upgrade Simulations

Checking the compatibility of ESXi servers and I/O devices is crucial
to a successful upgrade.

Runecast Analyzer helps you to easily cross-check your entire estate of ESXi hosts for compatibility with the official VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) via upgrade simulations – so you can plan your future vSphere upgrades and mitigate the risk of needing to troubleshoot after the fact. Just select the version you want to upgrade to and click ‘Simulate’, it’s that simple.

  • Simulated ESXi upgrades against HCL show incompatibilities ahead of time, across all connected vCenters
  • Reduced human error when upgrading
  • Also works to validate your existing install base against the HCL, removing risks of performance issues, outages and other support issues
Runecast Analyzer - HW Compatibility

Real-time, continuous VMware + AWS hybrid cloud intelligence

Manually troubleshooting VMware + AWS hybrid cloud error codes makes no sense – there’s a much simpler way.

Scan your entire VMware vSphere, vSAN, Horizon, NSX + AWS IAM/EC2/VPC/S3 stack in minutes.

Run ESXi and vSAN upgrade simulations to check compatibility against the VMware Hardware Compatibility List (HCL).

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“It found issues I never knew I had. I also was able to quickly see the results of the logs without having to upload a file to VMware and wait for a tech to get back to me.”

"Audit-ready” all the time

Data center security compliance is a continuous, time-consuming challenge. Runecast Analyzer automates security auditing of your environment toward industry standards: VMware Security Hardening Guide, PCI DSS, DISA STIG, HIPAA, BSI, CIS, and as well some standards for AWS.

Runecast gives you confidence to say e.g. “We have DISA STIG compliance” when you need to pass an audit.

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“As a bank, it is imperative that our IT operations ensure maximum reliability and security for our clients. Our IT team simply needs automated proactive monitoring and auditing tools. Runecast Analyzer helps us detect mis-configuration and security vulnerabilities before they lead to critical issues. This not only saves dozens of man-hours a month but also provides a reliable prevention mechanism. Our data center’s security and uptime are now greater than ever.”

Proactive, automated issue recognition with resolution steps

Our customers report up to 80% savings on VMware performance remediation time by taking advantage of Runecast Analyzer’s real-time analytics.

You will see the resolution of the issue the second it happens. Runecast Analyzer scans in real time for specific patterns in e.g. vCenter logs, ESXi logs, and AWS logs.

As soon as log entries indicate an issue, Runecast Analyzer knows what it is and the steps needed to resolve it.

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“It would be impossible for us to identify all these issues so quickly without Runecast. I find the Runecast Analyzer dashboard much clearer and easier to use than VMware LogInsight.”

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